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Tim Hortons® Smile Cookie Campaign is Back, Supporting the Brokenhead River Community Foundation in Beausejour
From September 14 to September 20, the full $1 from every Smile Cookie sold in Beausejour will support the Foundation
Beausejour, September 11 2020 – Last year, Tim Hortons® restaurant owners and guests across the country raised a record $9.8 million to support local charities through their annual Smile Cookie campaign. Back again for its 24th year, Tim Hortons Smile Cookie week will support charities in communities across the country, including the Brokenhead River Community Foundation (BRCF) in Beausejour/Brokenhead – one of 550 Canadian charities, hospitals and community programs supported through the annual campaign.
For one week, from September 14 – 20, restaurant owners will donate the full $1 from every freshly baked chocolate chunk Smile Cookie purchased to support charities in their community. Guests can complete a form to place preorders of Smile Cookies through their restaurant in Beausejour.
This year, the Tim Hortons restaurant in Beausejour is once again supporting the BRCF. The BRCF is a non-profit organization created to provide financial support to charitable, educational, cultural and recreation projects to benefit our community. We are a charity, built by generous donors and fundraisers, that support our community and we do it in a sustainable way.
“The funds from the Smile Cookie week help our organization fund various community groups as needed by annually granting to them for community projects like rec facilities, healthcare facilities, schools, daycares, nursery schools, play grounds and parks. Funding also is used to provide yearly scholarships and bursary’s to graduating students”, Reg Black, President of the BRCF.
“Communities coming together during these difficult times is more important than ever. Our restaurant team members and I are excited to continue working with our local charity partners at the Foundation to raise as much as possible to support their local programs. We encourage all of our guests throughout our annual Smile Cookie week to support their local charity by purchasing a freshly baked Smile Cookie at Tim Hortons for just $1.” Scott Johannson, Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, Beausejour
“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been treating local food banks, hospitals and charities to our coffee trucks and baked goods as they support their community’s day in and day out. We’re continuing to support these organizations as we kick off our annual Smile Cookie week, one of our largest restaurant owner-led initiatives, that continues to support local charities who need it most. We’re so excited Smile Cookie is back for its 24th year.” Hope Bagozzi, Chief Marketing Officer, Tim Hortons
Smile Cookie Campaign Facts
- In 2019, the Smile Cookie campaign raised a record $9.8 million across Canada
- For over 24 years, Tim Hortons restaurant owners and guests have been spreading smiles. The Smile Cookie campaign began in 1996 to help raise funds for the Hamilton Children’s Hospital in Ontario
- Nationally, Tim Hortons restaurant owners support over 550 local charities, hospitals and community programs through the Smile Cookie campaign
Fundraising or donors to the BRCF work with others who are also passionate about making our community the best it can be. We are stronger when we work together and we have a greater impact too. All funds to the foundation are pooled and invested – forever – with just a portion of the interest earned on those investments gifted back into the community by way of scholarships and bursaries to graduating students and by way of grants to community groups and organizations.
Your help by buying cookies or sharing this promotion with others is greatly appreciated. Thanks
On behalf of the Board of the Brokenhead River Community Foundation (BRCF), we would like to inform all community groups and organizations of some important information. The BRCF is a non-profit organization created to provide financial support to charitable, educational, cultural and recreation projects to benefit our community. We are a charity, built by generous donors, that supports our community and we do it in a sustainable way. Donors to the BRCF work with others who are also passionate about making our community the best it can be. We are stronger when we work together and we have a greater impact too. All gifts to the foundation are pooled and invested – forever – with just a portion of the interest earned on those investments gifted back into the community by way of scholarships and bursaries to graduating students and by way of grants to community groups and organizations.
Whether or not you are familiar with the foundation, and whether or not your group has applied for a grant previously, you will find attached a couple of documents for your reference.
The first is the BRCF Annual Grant Application. If your group is planning any projects for the upcoming year, you may want to consider applying for financial assistance from the BRCF. The yearly deadline for submissions is September 30th, for projects that can be completed by August 31st the following year. Please note that organizations must demonstrate a financial commitment of a minimum of 25% towards the project. The other document attached is a Stabilization Grant Application. There has been ongoing discussions at various levels of government and within the foundation movement regarding the health and wellbeing of community groups and organizations. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, fundraising activities are challenging and as a result there is a real concern that some small groups or organizations may be facing a significant financial impact. Your foundation is fully aware of the enormous challenges that local groups and organizations are facing this year due to the pandemic. Many community events have either been postponed or cancelled out right. Many community groups have lost most or all of their traditional forms of fundraising. Some groups or organizations may even be struggling to operate or stay afloat until they can restart their fundraising. Some may also be experiencing increased expenses to operate or function.
Our Foundation realizes these are unprecedented times, and we don’t know how long it may last. The last thing anyone wants to see is a local group or organization struggle financially or fold. With that in mind, at a recent meeting of the BRCF Board, a decision was made to offer a Stabilization Grant this fall to local organizations/groups that require financial assistance to help with operational expenses during the 20/21 season. The deadline for submissions for this COVID initiative is also September 30th.
Should you have any questions regarding either of these BRCF initiatives, please reach out to us.BROKENHEAD RIVER COMMUNITY FOUNDATION grant application form- Aug, 2020 Stabilization Grant
Brokenhead River Community Foundation President Reg Black was very pleased to be able to present an Emergency Community Support Fund grant to Megan Baker, the Program Director for the Recreation Commission. The funding of $10,000 was used to assist with the development of activity kits for summer camp participants and children in the community who are in need.
Some exciting news that appears in this week’s Clipper!
Thanks to them for their continued support. Please feel free to share.Win A Wine Cellar Event 2019
Congratulations to the winners of the Win a Wine Cellar event which was held on November 16, 2019. First place winner, Bruce Schade took home 53 bottles of wine. Al Cherrey received 32 bottles of wine for his second place win and Diane Gershman happily accepted 21 bottles for her third place win!Thank you to everyone who attended, made donations, donated wine and bought tickets in support of your Community Foundation. We had a very successful evening and were able to meet our goal to raise $10,000.00! Thank you to the representatives from the organizations who received our 2020 grants for sharing information about how their group plans to use the funds that they have been granted.
April Kebernik Beausejour Otters Swim ClubAndy Taylor Beausejour Beautification Ed Farias Garson Community Centre Doug Houghton Beausejour Active Transportation Cindy Buss Beausejour Air Cadets
Pam Schirle Beausejour Figure Skating ClubMany thanks to Brad Saluk (Reeve Rural Municipality of Brokenhead) and Ray Schirle (Mayor of Beausejour) for their very generous donation of $2,500.00 which was gratefully accepted by Shaunda Rossington (Vice President: Brokenhead River Community Foundation). Thank you, also, to the Carmichael Girls for providing wonderful entertainment for the evening! Your community spirit is greatly appreciated! Wayne Ewasko (MLA Lac du Bonnet) joined us for the evening and announced the upcoming Manitoba 150 Grant which the BRCF will be accepting nominations for in the new year!
Information Evening with the Foundation
Foundation Gives and Receives
The Brokenhead River Community Foundation’s 2018 Endow Day/Win a Wine Cellar Event held on No 17th at the Legion was once again a huge success. Many thanks to all those who gifted bottles of wine for the event as 109 bottles were raffled off and the lucky winners were 1st – Meghan Lowery and Justin Chartrand, 2nd – Edith Papasterianus and Karen Lowry and 3rd – Kim MacAulay.The Win a Wine Cellar event is held on Endow Day in Manitoba. All funds received that day by the Foundation are further boosted by 20 cents on the dollar by both the Winnipeg Foundation and the Province of Manitoba up to $10,000 which means a potential of an extra $4,000 for your foundation. The Foundation is very grateful for all the donations received from the community. Reeve Brad Saluk from the RM of Brokenhead presented a cheque for $2,500 which came from the proceeds of hosting a fun hole at the Eastern Manitoba Municipal Golf Tournament this past summer. CPTC once again gave back to the community as President Reid Baker presented a cheque for $1,000. The Shades of the Past Committee also made a donation from the proceeds of their very successful annual car show. Personal donations were also received that day at the event and many others were made online. With the proceeds from the wine raffle and all the donations for Endow Day, the Foundation raised a total of $11,405 which means that it will receive the $4,000 boost for a one day fundraising total of $15,405! All of these funds will be placed into the Foundation’s Community Undesignated fund where it will remain FOREVER. The interest earned from these funds will allow the funds raised to not only grow but also allow for a portion to be granted back into the community. To put this into context – without the growth factored in – on an annual basis approximately $600 will go back into the community every year from the proceeds of this event. That’s over $6,000 in 10 years, $15,000 in 25 years, $30,000 in 50 years from this event!! The evening allowed for the announcement of the 2019 Community Grant recipients and a recap of the 2018 ones. Several presenters from various community groups were present and provided information on their group and how they used the money they were granted. Here is a list of the community groups who received the grants this year:
|Happy Time Nursery||photocopier purchase|
|Rotary Club of Selkirk||Project Echo, diagnostic program|
|Brokenhead River Community Hall||Change to LED lights|
|Royal Canadian Legion #132||Pizza warmer|
|Tyndall Soccer||purchase equipment|
|Network 4 Change Corporation||Trail Mural for old Arena|
|Haystack Productions||Storage building|
|Brokenhead River Recreation Committee||floor curling rocks|
|Beausejour Kids Centre Inc.||outdoor equipment|
|249 Royal Canadian Air Cadets||Marksmanship & band|
|Tyndall Village Community Centre||Kids Club|
|Happy Time Nursery||New motor skills equipment|
|Brokenhead River Rec Commission||Snowshoe & Bosu Ball equipment|
|Beausejour Beautification Committee||Butterfly Sculpture for Train Whistle Park|
|Beausejour Brokenhead Minor Hockey Assoc.||Equipment room locks & pylons|
|Beausejour Slow-pitch||Play structure|
|Tyndall Curling Club||Ice Maintenance Equipment/Curling rocks|
|Friends of Beausejour Daylily Gardens||upgrades to the Gardens|
|Beausejour Curling Club||delivery sticks|
|Elites Gymnastics||Equipment replacement-competitive bars|
|Beausejour Kids’ Centre||indoor enhancements|